Exchange 2003 Unattended Installs

If you have ever played around with doing unattended installs of Exchange, you will know that there is limited support for this.  For one thing, it is not supported to perform an unattended install of the First server in an organization (though I’ve seen it work before…).  Furthermore, you should only perform unattended installs in…

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Incorrect information on MTA Stacks service

I had previously posted about the MTA Stacks service being required in order to configure RBL lookups.  After doing further checking, this is incorrect.  Rather than correct that post, I decided to just delete it and post this instead.  RBL Lookups are configured under the Connection Filtering object, which is managed by the SMTP Virtual…

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Bulk-editing resource mailboxes with Powershell

This post is the result of an internal question specifically relating to bulk-editing resource mailboxes.  When you create resource mailboxes in Exchange 2007, you have the ability to specify an additional custom response that will be generated when they respond to meeting requests. The question came of how to bulk edit the response that mailboxes…

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Followup to configuring mailboxes via Powershell

I mentioned at the end of the post about configuring a resource mailbox via Powershell that I thought it would be easy to create a one-liner to both create a new mailbox and configure the resource mailbox settings. In fact, it is very easy, though it did take a bit of time to figure it…

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Configuring Resource Mailboxes via MSH/Powershell

I’d previously blogged here about Resource booking in Exchange 2007 and talked about configuring resource booking via OWA.  Unbeknownst to me, the ability has existed to manage these settings via the Exchange Management Shell as well.  Cool! Now you don’t have to grant another user account full mailbox access to the resource mailbox and OK -…

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DSAccess issues

If you run Exchange, no doubt you know how important Active Directory is.  However, you may not be as familiar with the process that Exchange uses to discover Domain Controllers and Global Catalog servers.  This process is called DSAccess, and is invoked by the Exchange System Attendant every 15 minutes (by default).  It is used…

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